This might belong in the strength forum, but I'm curious what some of you guys think of pure negative training (110%+ of 1RM).
I have used them on a few occasions to overcome some strength plateus. I have read some articles recently that suggest that even one set of pure negative training can set your recovery back to several weeks before any compensation takes place. If that's true, it would seem less effective than regular concetric training because of the infrequency of the sessions.
I know Poliquin recommends pure negatives for rebuilding lost strength and size after a lay off.
Any thoughts or experiences?